How do I apply?
- Are you studying at the UvA?
Is your study programme qualified under one of these educational cooperations or are you studying Mechanical Engineering? Then you do not need to apply as a secondary subject student at VU Amsterdam. Make sure your (re)enrolment at the UvA or TU is complete. Read more about joint education and how you can participate in education at VU Amsterdam.
- Are you studying at another Dutch educational institution?
You can take secondary subjects at VU Amsterdam by registering as a secondary subject student. Unlike a regular study application, this is not done via Studielink, but via our website. After applying through the Register page, you will need to finish your application for secondary subjects at VU Amsterdam before your application can be taken into consideration and enrolment will be possible. Please follow the steps outlined below for a complete application.
Please note: in order to give you access to education it is important that you complete your application at least six weeks before the start of the relevant course!
- Are you already studying at VU Amsterdam?
To be able to take courses from another faculty, you have to follow a different procedure:
- First request permission from your own Examination Board.
- Afterwards you can register for secondary subjects through the registration module on VU.nl. You can find the courses under the tab 'All courses' and should then choose the option 'search in extracurricular'.
In the course overview in the Study guide you can check whether a course is offered as a secondary subject. You can filter by secondary subject and faculty. Before you apply for a course, please read the course description, which lists any additional entry requirements. It may happen that participation in a course is not possible due to a lack of available places.
Would you like to take a whole minor? Check out our minors offer and more information about following a minor as a VU Amsterdam student or non VU Amsterdam student.
In case a course has certain entry requirements or there is room for a limited number of participants, this will be mentioned in the Study guide. For a number of courses, the prerequisites are indicated. Check with your university whether you need permission to take your preferred course at VU Amsterdam.
Please note: Master's courses can only be taken by Master's students.